VIB Mission Statement
The members of Volunteers in Bhutan (VIB) recognise the value of volunteerism, its impact on the daily life of Bhutanese and its role in promoting a better quality of life in Bhutan. The members of VIB also use networking to strengthen and promote volunteerism in all of its diverse forms within Bhutan.
VIB members are keenly aware of the role volunteerism plays in Bhutan and are committed to strengthening that role through strategies, advocacy, recognition, participation and action.
Advocacy: VIB seeks to build upon the Bhutanese tradition of volunteerism by raising awareness of its role in present day Bhutan, and promoting volunteerism in Bhutan’s development.
Recognition: VIB organises International Volunteer Day each 5th December in order to celebrate, recognise and publicise the efforts and achievements of individual volunteers and volunteer organisations including the traditional forms of volunteers in Bhutan.
Participation: VIB uses a participatory approach to social service in order to create an environment in which volunteers and volunteer organisations can actively contribute their time and effort to enhance the lives of individuals and organisations within Bhutan.
Action: VIB encourages and shares its voluntary activities and achievements nationwide, as one means of achieving the national goal of Gross National Happiness (GNH).
Partners/Volunteers: VIB promotes inclusiveness and operates without prejudice towards gender, race, age, wealth, class, religion, language, political persuasion or any other form of discrimination.